What Precisely is cPanel Website Hosting?
For your info, it's useful to know that most of the cPanel Website Hosting offerings on the current web hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) dubbed reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a sort of a small-size business niche, which furnishes an enormous number of different web hosting brand names, yet providing precisely the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the website hosting offerings on the entire web hosting marketplace supply the very same service: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel Website Hosting prices are similar. Very similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web hosting platform/web hosting CP option. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brand names worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
Two hundred thousand "Website Hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet differently named
The Website Hosting "variety" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us boil down to merely one and the same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are only a normal chap who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the web page development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which actually power the different domain names and websites. Are you prepared to make your hosting selection? Is there any web hosting option you can pick? Of course there is, now there are more than two hundred thousand web hosting providers out there. Formally. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these more than two hundred thousand unique website hosting brands across the world will offer you absolutely the same cPanel web hosting CP and platform, named in a different way, with the same price tags! WOW! That's how great the variety on the contemporary website hosting market is... Full stop.
The Website Hosting LOTTERY we are all part of
Simple arithmetic shows that to come across a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will occur! Less than 1 in 50...
The strong and weak points of the cPanel Website Hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and possibly covered all web hosting business demands. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Negative Aspect Number 1: An imbecilic domain name folder setup
If you have 2 or more domains, however, be extremely cautious not to remove entirely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are quite simple to erase on the web server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain, which is the quite popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Examine for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)
Are you becoming confused? We certainly are!
Weakness Number Two: The same electronic mail folder configuration
The e-mail folder structure on the server is absolutely the same as that of the domains... Repeating the very same mistake twice?!? The admin boys firmly strengthen their faith in God when coping with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, praying not to botch things up too severely.
Drawback Number Three: An entire lack of domain manipulation menus
Do we have to point out the absolute absence of a modern domain administration GUI - a place where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or manage domains, alter domain names' Whois information, secure the Whois information, change/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS records? cPanel does not incorporate such a "contemporary" menu at all. That's a considerable shortcoming. An inexcusable one, we wish to add...
Negative Point No.4: Multiple user login places (min 2, maximum three)
What about the demand for an additional login to use the invoice transaction, domain and tech support management menu? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already supplied by the cPanel Website Hosting distributor. Now and then, depending on the billing tool (principally conceived for cPanel only) the cPanel Website Hosting distributor is availing of, the ardent users can end up with two additional logins (1: the invoice transaction/domain management system; 2: the ticket support software), winding up with an aggregate of three login locations (including cPanel).
Inconvenience No.5: More than one hundred and twenty website hosting Control Panel departments to pick up... fast
cPanel presents to your attention more than a hundred and twenty areas inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a marvelous idea to learn each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them swiftly... That's way too impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based Website Hosting suppliers:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...
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